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Submitted by sandeep kohli on

Dear Priti,

Thanks for your very well written blog. I have visited the Maldives with respect to the ASPIRE, the new renewables initiative, but have not yet had the experience of traveling to the more remote outer islands. The Maldives is a unique country with a language, script and culture all its own, spread across 900 km of ocean. It is amazing how this culture remained cohesive through its pre-industrial history despite long stretches of water and no smotorized boats.

It would be a pity to let such a unique part of this planet fall prey to rising sea levels or untreated waste.